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First week Apr - 31st Oct; daily; 9.30am - 5pm All other times by appointment
Parties & groups OK, but only mini-coaches (23-seater).
Climbers and garden plants
June - Sept
Adults £5; Children under 14 free; Older children £1.50
Variety and exuberance of the planting. Tropical climbers, Bamboo, slate designs. Large gazebo, pergola, 60' Alpine House. 50 + varieties of Thymes. Hedychin, Dahlias, Cannas and Carnivorous plants
B&B at Winsford
Okehampton Bude Launceston RHS Rosemoor
This is an amazing plantsman's garden with over 3,000 varieties. Sympathetic conservation has been used to preserve historic Victorian features while intensive planting makes the walled summer flower garden a stunning and informative place of pleasure to visit. Owner will provide guided tours on request.
Winsford is home to the best, most ornamental and most innovative Victorian Greenhouses in the West Country. Unusually, you can see them for yourself when you step inside. Variety and exuberance of the planting. Tropical climbers, Bamboo, slate designs. Large meandering herbaceous borders. Large gazebo, huge pergola, 60' Alpine House. 60+ varieties of Thyme. Hedychium, Dahlias, Cannas, Hibiscus, Bougainvilleas, Carnivorous plants and over 100 climber varieties. Head Gardener/designer/builder/plantsman Mike Gilmore will happily answer your garden-related questions at no extra charge.
The garden was started in 1833 and it took 2 years to build the 13 greenhouses and the garden walls. Sadly, the decline began in 1919 with the death of the original owner. It accelerated after 1933. By the time the present owners bought the property in 1999 it had become a wasteland of 8ft brambles. The results are all the more amazing in the time, especially since just two people created and maintain the gardens.